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Offline Greenie

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Throttle cable failures?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:08:56 pm »
As the bike approached 100K miles should I replace the cables? I read every so often of a cable failing and don't want it to happen when I'm on a trip. Reinstalling the carburetor rack 2 years ago convinced me that I don't have the patience or small hands needed to do the job alongside of the road.
The bike is stored inside a dry, heated garage - it only gets wet on rides and trips when I'm away from home.
Question... Should I farm this out or take my chances.
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Offline RWulf

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Re: Throttle cable failures?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:17:46 pm »
Get your flashlight and look at the carburetor end of your cables. Look for
broken strands of the cables. Take the twist grip apart and look for broken
strands. If you don't see anything that look a miss a drop of light oil and button
it back. Cables don't break in the middle just on the ends.
You should be good to go.

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Re: Throttle cable failures?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 04:00:44 am »
I agree. Inspect both ends of the cables.
If no fraying, lubricate and re-install. You should be fine.

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Re: Throttle cable failures?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 10:18:47 am »
I had a failure on the pull cable at the throttle end on the road a half hour from home. It was frayed right near the end on the throttle tube. To the amazement of my riding buddy I had a spare one in the saddlebag from recommendation from this site. I didn't have a long needle nose plier to reach the carb side but as luck would have it I pulled into an electrical supply house at the time of the failure and they lent me a needle nose plier after I tried in vain to reach the carb end. All in all I think I was done repairing it in about two hours. I didn't have a full tank of gas and did have Bergmens gas tank quick release.
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Re: Throttle cable failures?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 01:20:55 pm »
   Yes!! Everyone should have this!!  :)

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